X Factor winner Sam Bailey is to headline this year's Ponty's Big Weekend. She'll be supported by Union J, the Big Reunion’s Damage and Rough Copy.
Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council the concert will take this year take place on a Sunday on July 20th.
Festival favourites The Parades, Britain’s Got Talent’s Loveable Rogues and Tich will also take to the stage – alongside local talent.
Cllr Maureen Webber said,“Every year, we work with partners to secure the top names in the industry for Ponty’s Big Weekend because we want it to be a success, we want to boost the economy and we want everyone to have a wonderful time here in RCT."
Former X Factorcontestant Lucie Jones told ITV News she was excited to see the new series start this weekend. She says there's always room for Welsh talent in the show and it's about time there was a Welsh winner.
The X Factor auditions are coming to Cardiff today, taking over the Millennium Stadium in the hope of finding the next singing superstar.
Hopefuls trying their luck will perform in front of producers and if they impress they'll sing for the judges later in the competition.
Returning host Dermot O'Leary who is in Cardiff for the auditions, said: "As always I'm looking forward to the laughs, the hugs, maybe not so much the tears, and watching really talented people... and some not-so-talented people.
"But that's the beauty of the show - you never know who's up next."
An artist from Ebbw Vale who wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent by creating portraits out of marmite has now paid a cheeky tribute to another ITV talent show star - Rylan Clark.
Nathan Wyburn, who first showed off his skills at portraying celebrities with unusual materials on ITV Cymru Wales, used a tube of fake tan to paint Essex lad Rylan, who finished fifth in last year's X Factor.
"It was inspired by Rylan's obsession with fake tan, I thought it would make a very fitting portrait", Nathan said. "When I presented it to him he claimed it was the most unique gift he'd ever been given, and that it meant more than any cars or clothes he'd received."
Nathan, who is 22 and a fine arts graduate, has used Marmite to paint portraits of the Queen David Beckham, Michael Jackson, Kate Middleton, and our very own Andrea.
An X Factor reject says she was deliberately painted as a "girl with a bad attitude" during auditions in Cardiff on Monday. Zoe Alexander, 22 from Caerphilly, allegedly reacted very strongly when she was told she was not good enough, swearing and throwing down her microphone.
She said: "It was the most humiliating day of my life. They all seemed to have a really awful attitude towards me."
An X Factor spokeswoman said: "An incident took place in Cardiff which is being dealt with."